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FX Orders Y: The Last Man to Series in 2020

On January 4, multiple outlets reported that -- after more than a decade in development for the large and small screens -- Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra’s Vertigo classic Y: The Last Man is coming to television in 2020, with FX ordering the property to series.

FX released an early image from the series, shown above.

The series —  retitled Y in August — stars Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) as Yorick Brown, the last man alive on Earth, Imogen Poots (I Kill Giants) as his sister Hero, and Diane Lane (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as their mother, Senator Jennifer Brown, and will debut in 2020.

Vaughan told The Hollywood Reporter in November 2017 that "When [Green] first pitched his take on it to Nina Jacobson and me a long time ago, he came in saying he wanted to do something about toxic masculinity. It felt very relevant, and unfortunately, I think it's only become more relevant with each passing day. His take on it was really brave and very different, but exciting as well. I really admire how audacious he's been with his translation."





Per the August 3 edition of IGN.com: FX CEO John Landgraf told attendees of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Event in Los Angeles that the network's series based on Vertigo's Y: The Last Man will simply be titled "Y".

"I guess you tend to see one or two word titles," Landgraf said. "'Y' seems like a provocative shape. We can do a lot with it graphically. It's a little mysterious."

Additionally, multiple outlets have reported that Yorick's monkey, Ampersand, will be a "mostly CGI" creation.


 

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Deadline reported on July 31 that Academy Award-winner Timothy Hutton (American Crime, The Dark Half, Ordinary People) will play the President of the United States in the pilot for FX’s Y: The Last Man, based on the bestselling Vertigo series.

Per Deadline, “Based on the DC Comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, Y traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival.”


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Deadline reported on July 18 that actor/author/director Amber Tamblyn will join Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots and Diane Lane for the pilot of FX's Y: The Last Man.

According to the article, "Tamblyn will play Mariette Callows. Daughter of the President of the United States, Mariette has been groomed for a career in politics and to uphold her father’s conservative values."


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Deadline reported on July 11 that Diane Lane (Martha Kent in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) has joined the cast of the FX pilot for Y: The Last Man, adapting the Eisner Award-winning Vertigo series following Yorick Brown, the lone survivor of a plague that wipes out all other men on Earth.

According to the article, “Lane will play Senator Jennifer Brown. A Junior Senator in her first term, Senator Brown has already made a name for herself in political circles for her willingness to put personal ideals above politics. She is also the mother of Yorick [played by Barry Keoghan] and Hero [Imogen Poots] Brown.”

In other casting, Lashana Lynch will play Secret Service Agent 355; Juliana Canfield will play Beth, a Brooklyn-based knife maker who ultimately falls in love with Yorick; and Marin Ireland will play Nora, the President’s senior assistant and right hand.